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In December to help plan curriculum focused activities, field trips or school assembly/ outreach programs, these December themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. MONTHLY CELEBRATION: National Human Rights Month &.Write a Friend Month. DAILY CELEBRATIONS: Dec. 1: Rosa Parks Day. Dec. 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. World Pollution Prevention Day. Dec. 4: Wildlife Conservation Day. Dec. 5: International Volunteer Day. Dec. 10: Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day. Dec. 14: National Energy Conservation Day. Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day. Dec. 16: Boston Tea Party Day. Dec. 21: Winter Solstice. Dec. 22: Mathematics Day. Dec. 23: Roots Day. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below for further field trip information. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out the Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

Ashland Nature Center

Ashland Nature Center has 130 acres of woods, meadows, marshes, trails, and the Red Clay Creek with dozens of bird species, plants, trees, two Lenni Lenape longhouses and a Butterfly House.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool DELAWARE
Hockessin
TEL - 302-239-2334
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Delaware Capitol

Increase your knowledge of Delaware’s history. At the Delaware Capitol, take a tour of the Legislative Hall, that has been the home of Delaware’s General Assembly since 1933.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool DELAWARE
Dover
TEL - 302-739-9194
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Delaware Center for Horticulture

The Delaware Center for Horticulture’s teaching garden lets visitors study a diverse range of plants, and educational workshops on different elements of horticulture and ecology.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool DELAWARE
Wilmington
TEL - 302-658-6262
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Delaware Contemporary

The Delaware Contemporary focuses on the understanding of the contemporary arts in Delaware with over 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally, and internationally artists.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool DELAWARE
Wilmington
TEL - 302-656-6466
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Delaware Museum of Nature and Science

The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, formerly the Delaware Museum of Natural History offers fun, interactive programs at your location and (beginning in June 2022) on-site. New galleries, featuring a variety of ecosystems near and far, and Cretaceous creatures.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp DELAWARE
Wilmington
OUTREACH
VIRTUAL
TEL - 302-658-9111, ext. 331
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Delaware Shakespeare Festival

The Delaware Shakespeare Festival performs a different play in Rockland Park each summer. Before the show, two actors from the production offer insight into the evening’s play.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - Scout, Homeschool DELAWARE
Wilmington
TEL - 302-415-3373
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Delaware Theatre Company

The Delaware Theatre Company is Delaware’s premier professional theater. It offers a five-show season with an assortment of plays and musicals, including new works and classics.

GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances, Outreach, Fundraising. COST - Fee, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool DELAWARE
Wilmington
TEL - 302-594-1104
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Iron Hill Museum

Learn about the natural history of Delaware at the Iron Hill Museum. Housed within a schoolhouse, the museum offers programs and exhibits on wildlife, archaeology, and natural history.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool DELAWARE
Newark
TEL - 302-368-5703
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Loblolly Acres

Loblolly Acres offers pick-your-own, a petting zoo, a corn maze and tours that allow groups to learn a bit about farming practices, trees, seeds, and plant life in Delaware. Visit their petting zoo to see burros, horses, Freedom the donkey, and more!

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool DELAWARE
Woodside
TEL - 302-632-6797
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers educational experiences for Delaware school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Delaware Museums.

Delaware museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. Delaware has Delaware art museums, Delaware science museums, Delaware history museums, Delaware multicultural museums and Delaware children’s museums. All museums listing on fieldtripdirectory.com offers programs and tours for youth groups and families. Beside museums, you can search for other learning attractions such as Delaware Botanical Gardens, Planetariums, Living History Programs, STEM & STEAM, Planetariums, Farms, Zoos and Aquariums, Theaters and Concerts, Service Learning and more.

Can’t go on a field trip to a museum, your students, scouts, and families can still experience these fun enriching experience by scheduling a Museum Virtual Field Trip anywhere and at anytime.

Want the fun to come to you- book a School Assembly Programs, Outreach Field Trips or Residency at your school, homeschool association or scout council. They support and enhance a school’s curriculum, offers opportunities for scout badge achievement and enriches a camp program. There are mobile museum exhibits, traveling planetariums and classroom and grade level workshops and residencies.

To help fund field trips, virtual programs and school assembly programs visit our section on Grants and Fundraising Programs.

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FieldTripDirectory.com offers field trip ideas for class trips, scout group trips, camp group field trips, and homeschool group field trips in Delaware—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Delaware by group type, cost, activity/curriculum type, grade level, distance, and venue name or keyword.

Day class trips are divided by curriculum and subject area:

  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
    Find Delaware art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Delaware children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Delaware history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Delaware team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Delaware aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Delaware field trip ideas for adventure parks, ropes courses, ziplines, boat excursions, amusement parks, waterparks, kayaking, rafting, tubing, laser tag paintball, roller skating rinks, ice-skating rinks, mini-golf attractions, indoor amusement & recreation centers, and outdoor amusement & recreation centers.


Overnight field trips & retreats are available for environmental education, team building, and recreation.

We created field trip lesson plans to help teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, and homeschool parents provide an enriching experience for their groups. We know funds for class trips are limited, so we’ve included grants for field trips that cover admission, transportation, and more.

It’s important that students and youth explore new environments, learn about other cultures, and develop an understanding of inclusivity as part of the educational process. People learn in different ways—through hearing, seeing, touching, talking, or doing. Class trips can provide a multi-dimensional learning experience. FieldTripDirectory.com can help you find the right trip for your group. A world of experiences is just a click away at FieldTripDirectory.com.

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